TN lawmaker wants prisons, jails to jam cell phone signals

TN lawmaker wants prisons, jails to jam cell phone signals

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Congressman David Kustoff (R-TN) is sponsoring a bill that would jam cell phone signals at jails at prisons.

Kustoff is using the bill to go after inmates caught with phones. He said cell phones are a big problem with inmates committing crimes like drug deals or ordering hits on people while sitting behind bars.

"Over 2,000 cell phones confiscated from prisoners in Tennessee," he said.

Kustoff said the bill has bipartisan support.

Click here to read more about the bill.

He’s also sponsoring another bill that targets spoofing local numbers and making robocalls.

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